Marcia Strassman in 1975
Marcia Ann Strassman
April 28, 1948
New York City, U.S.
|Died||October 24, 2014 66) (aged|
Sherman Oaks, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Actress, singer, television personality|
|Known for|| Welcome Back, Kotter |
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
(m. 1984;div. 1989)
Marcia Ann Strassman (April 28, 1948 – October 24, 2014) was an American actress and singer, best known for her roles as Nurse Margie Cutler on M*A*S*H , as Julie Kotter on Welcome Back, Kotter, and as Diane Szalinski in the film Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989).
M*A*S*H is an American war comedy-drama television series that aired on CBS from 1972 to 1983. It was developed by Larry Gelbart, adapted from the 1970 feature film M*A*S*H, which, in turn, was based on Richard Hooker's 1968 novel MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors. The series, which was produced with 20th Century Fox Television for CBS, follows a team of doctors and support staff stationed at the "4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital" in Uijeongbu, South Korea, during the Korean War (1950–53). The show's title sequence features an instrumental-only version of "Suicide Is Painless," the original film's theme song. The show was created after an attempt to film the original book's sequel, M*A*S*H Goes to Maine, failed. The television series is the best-known of the M*A*S*H works, and one of the highest-rated shows in U.S. television history.
Welcome Back, Kotter is an American sitcom starring Gabe Kaplan as a sardonic high school teacher in charge of a racially and ethnically diverse remedial class called the "Sweathogs". Recorded in front of a live studio audience, it originally aired on ABC from September 9, 1975, to May 17, 1979.
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids is a 1989 American comic science fiction film. The directorial debut of Joe Johnston and produced by Walt Disney Pictures, it tells the story of an inventor who accidentally shrinks his and his next door neighbor's kids to a quarter of an inch with his electromagnetic shrinking machine and accidentally throws them out with the trash, where they must venture into their backyard to return home while fending off insects and other obstacles.
Strassman was born in New York City and raised in Passaic, New Jersey. Among her earliest acting credits was an appearance in an episode of The Patty Duke Show . In 1963, at age 15, she succeeded Liza Minnelli in the role of Ethel Hofflinger in the Off-Broadway musical Best Foot Forward .
The City of New York, usually called either New York City (NYC) or simply New York (NY), is the most populous city in the United States. With an estimated 2017 population of 8,622,698 distributed over a land area of about 302.6 square miles (784 km2), New York is also the most densely populated major city in the United States. Located at the southern tip of the state of New York, the city is the center of the New York metropolitan area, the largest metropolitan area in the world by urban landmass and one of the world's most populous megacities, with an estimated 20,320,876 people in its 2017 Metropolitan Statistical Area and 23,876,155 residents in its Combined Statistical Area. A global power city, New York City has been described as the cultural, financial, and media capital of the world, and exerts a significant impact upon commerce, entertainment, research, technology, education, politics, tourism, art, fashion, and sports. The city's fast pace has inspired the term New York minute. Home to the headquarters of the United Nations, New York is an important center for international diplomacy.
Passaic is a city in Passaic County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city had a total population of 69,781, maintaining its status as the 15th largest municipality in New Jersey with an increase of 1,920 residents (+2.8%) from the 2000 Census population of 67,861, which had in turn increased by 9,820 (+16.9%) from the 58,041 counted in the 1990 Census. Passaic is the tenth most densely populated municipality in the entire United States with 22,000+ people per square mile.
The Patty Duke Show is an American sitcom that ran on ABC from September 18, 1963 to April 27, 1966, with reruns airing through August 31. The show was created as a vehicle for rising star Patty Duke. 105 episodes were produced, 104 of them airing over three seasons. Most episodes were written by either Sidney Sheldon or William Asher, the show's creators.
In 1967, she became a recording artist for Uni Records. Her debut single, "The Flower Children", was a top-40 hit in many West Coast U.S. markets, hitting #4 in San Diego and #2 in San Francisco; the track also hit #3 in Vancouver, British Columbia (both at CKLG 730 AM and CFUN 1410 AM in July 1967).However, the single failed to break out nationally in either country; the record stalled at #105 in the United States, and just sneaked into RPM's Top 100 for Canada, peaking at #95.
Uni Records was a record label owned by MCA Inc.. The brand, which long featured a distinctive UNi logo, was established in 1966 by MCA executive Ned Tanen and developed by music industry veteran Russ Regan. Notable artists on Uni included Strawberry Alarm Clock, the Foundations, Hugh Masekela, Brian Hyland, Desmond Dekker, Bill Cosby, Elton John, Neil Diamond, Dave and Ansil Collins, Fever Tree, Olivia Newton-John, Betty Everett, and the Factory. In 1967, Uni took over management of MCA's newly acquired Kapp Records. Uni also operated Revue Records, a soul music subsidiary, from about 1966 to 1970. In 1971 Uni was merged with Kapp and the co-owned American Decca Records, to form MCA Records. The Decca, Kapp, and Uni labels continued to be used for new releases for a short time, but in late 1972, new releases by their former artists began appearing on the MCA Records label; before long, their back catalogs were transferred to MCA as well. That year, Regan left MCA to revive 20th Century Records for 20th Century Fox.
Her follow-up release, "The Groovy World of Jack and Jill", charted in Denver, Colorado, but virtually nowhere else. [ citation needed ]A third single, "Star Gazer" (1968) (produced by Kim Fowley), failed to chart anywhere and brought Strassman's brief recording career to a close. Returning to acting after a gap of a few years, she landed the recurring role of Nurse Margie Cutler in six early episodes of M*A*S*H .
Kim Vincent Fowley was an American record producer, singer, songwriter and musician. He is best known for his role behind a string of novelty and cult pop rock singles in the 1960s, and for managing the Runaways in the 1970s. He has been described as "one of the most colorful characters in the annals of rock & roll," as well as "a shadowy cult figure well outside the margins of the mainstream."
She landed her best-known role as Julie Kotter, the wife of title character high school teacher Gabe Kotter (Gabriel "Gabe" Kaplan) on the ABC comedy series Welcome Back, Kotter in 1975. The series lasted four years. Strassman was told that co-star Kaplan wanted her off the series and she stated in an interview that working on the series made her "miserable".Kaplan read the interview and realized series producer James Komack was separately telling the two actors they didn't like each other, and Kaplan informed Strassman that he actually wanted more balance between Kotter's work and home environments, which would afford Strassman the chance to do more on the series. Kaplan, a guest host on The Tonight Show that week, had Strassman on to tell the story as an interview guest; she recalled the incident decades later on a Biography Channel special about the history of Kotter.
Gabriel Weston Kaplan is an American comedian, actor, poker commentator, and professional poker player.
James Komack was an American television producer, director, writer and actor.
The Tonight Show is an American late-night talk show currently broadcast from the NBC Studios in Rockefeller Center in New York City, the show's original location and airing on NBC since 1954. The series has been hosted by six comedians: Steve Allen, Jack Paar, Johnny Carson, Jay Leno, Conan O'Brien, and Jimmy Fallon, and had several recurring guest hosts including Ernie Kovacs during the Steve Allen era and Joan Rivers, Garry Shandling and Jay Leno during Johnny Carson's stewardship, although the practice has been abandoned since Carson's departure, with hosts preferring reruns to showcasing potential rivals. The Tonight Show is the world's longest-running talk show, and the longest-running, regularly scheduled entertainment program in the United States. It is the third-longest-running show on NBC, after the news-and-talk shows Today and Meet the Press.
In the 1970s, Strassman appeared as a guest star on Time Express , The Rockford Files , The Love Boat and other primetime dramas. In 1980, she starred as Lenina Crowne in a television production of Aldous Huxley's Brave New World . She co-starred in the short-lived sitcom Good Time Harry that year. She guest-starred several times on Magnum, P.I. , first introduced in the episode "Heal Thyself", where she played Dr. Karen Harmon, a former nurse with whom the title character served in Vietnam. In 1982, she played Maria Giannin in the romantic comedy Soup for One .
Time Express was an American fantasy drama series, that was broadcast on CBS from April 26 to May 17, 1979 and later syndicated. The series was created by Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts who had both previously been involved in the creation of Charlie's Angels and Mannix. The series ran for four episodes before being cancelled.
The Rockford Files is an American television drama series starring James Garner that aired on the NBC network between September 13, 1974, and January 10, 1980, and has remained in syndication to the present day. Garner portrays Los Angeles–based private investigator Jim Rockford, with Noah Beery Jr. in the supporting role of his father, a retired truck driver nicknamed "Rocky".
The Love Boat is an American comedy/drama television series set on luxury passenger cruise ship S.S. Pacific Princess, which aired on the ABC television network from May 5, 1977 until May 24, 1986; plus, four three-hour long specials aired in 1986, 1987, and 1990. The series revolves around the ship's captain Merrill Stubing and a handful of its crew, with several passengers—played by various guest star actors for each episode—having romantic and humorous adventures. It was part of ABC's popular Saturday-night lineup of the time, which also included Fantasy Island until that series ended two years earlier in 1984.
In 1989–90, she had a co-starring role on the 21 Jump Street spin-off, Booker , which starred Richard Grieco in the title role. She guest starred on the detective series Murder, She Wrote in 1996. Strassman had movie roles as the wife of Rick Moranis' scientist character in Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989) and Honey, I Blew Up the Kid (1992). In 1994, she reprised her role from those movies in the 3-D film spin-off Honey, I Shrunk the Audience! . She later went on to play Nancy Sterngood on the television series Tremors (2003).
In March 2007, Strassman was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer that had spread to her bones. She died of the disease at her home in Sherman Oaks, California, on October 24, 2014. She was 66 years old. She had a daughter, Elizabeth Collector (from her 1984 to 1989 marriage to Robert Collector).
|1982||Soup for One||Maria|
|1985||The Aviator||Rose Stiller|
|1989||Honey, I Shrunk the Kids||Diane Szalinski|
|1991||And You Thought Your Parents Were Weird||Sarah Carson|
|1992||Honey, I Blew Up the Kid||Diane Szalinski||Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress|
|1993||Another Stakeout||Pam O'Hara|
|1994||Honey, I Shrunk the Audience!||Diane Szalinski||Short film|
|1995||Cops n Roberts|
|1996||Earth Minus Zero||Debbie Heller|
|1996||Highlander: The Series||Betsy Fields|
|2002||Gale Force||Kim Nelson|
|2003||The Movie Hero||Blake's Mom|
|2003||Power Play||Susan Breecher|
|1964–1965||The Patty Duke Show||Adeline / Gladys / Model||3 episodes|
|1967||Ironside||Samantha Dain||Episode: "The Man Who Believed"|
|1972||Wednesday Night Out||Television movie|
|1972–1973||M*A*S*H||Nurse Margie Cutler||6 episodes|
|1973||Love Story||Episode: "Mirabelle's Summer"|
|1974||Police Story||Jacqueline||Episode: "The Ripper"|
|1974||Marcus Welby, M.D.||Episode: "The Latch-Key Child"|
|1975||Journey from Darkness||Nancy||Television movie|
|1975–1979||Welcome Back, Kotter||Julie Kotter||94 episodes|
|1976||City of Angels||Episode: "The Losers"|
|1976||Brenda Starr||Kentucky Smith||Television movie|
|1977||The Love Boat II||Pat McFarland||Television movie|
|1978||The Love Boat||Stephanie Lewis||Episode: "Last of the Stubings/Million Dollar Man/The Sisters"|
|1978||Fantasy Island||Kay Penny / Katherine Patrino||Episode: "The Funny Girl/Butch and Sundance"|
|1979||Time Express||Sara Mason||Episode: "Rodeo/Cop"|
|1979||The Rockford Files||Whitney Cox||2-part episode|
|1980||Once Upon a Family||Pam Ferguson||Television movie|
|1980||Brave New World||Lenina Disney||Television movie|
|1980||Good Time Harry||Carol Younger||7 episodes|
|1981||Likely Stories, Vol. 1||Television movie|
|1982||Magnum, P.I.||Dr. Karen Harmon||Episode: "Heal Thyself"|
|1983||At Ease||Olivia Taylor||Episode: "Love Sick"|
|1984||E/R||Dr. Eve Sheridan||2 episodes|
|1985||Shadow Chasers||Stella Pence||Episode: "Shadow Chasers: Part 1"|
|1987||Stingray||Councilwoman Sondra Decker||Episode: "Gemini"|
|1987||Amazing Stories||Nel Lewise||Episode: "Such Interesting Neighbors"|
|1987||Haunted by Her Past||Rita Kamen||Television movie|
|1987||I Married Dora||Nina||Episode: "A Matter of Moulding"|
|1988||ABC Afterschool Specials||Mary Watson||Episode: "Daddy Can't Read"|
|1988||CBS Summer Playhouse||Elaine||Episode: "Tickets, Please"|
|1989||TV 101||Mrs. Myers||3 episodes|
|1989||Miss Teen USA 1989||Co-host|
|1989–1990||Booker||Alicia Rudd||22 episodes|
|1992||Mastergate||Merry Chase||Television movie|
|1992||Civil Wars||Marcia Kellogg||Episode: "A Bus Named Desire"|
|1994||Phenom||Catherine||Episode: "Men Are Dogs"|
|1995||Family Reunion: A Relative Nightmare||Margaret McKenna||Television movie|
|1995||Touched by an Angel||Lisa Patcherik||Episode: "Interview with an Angel"|
|1995||Charlie Grace||Andrea Farrell||Episode: "Bring Me the Head of Darnell Sims"|
|1995–1997||Aaahh!!! Real Monsters||Hairyette / Harryette / Weatherperson||5 episodes|
|1996||Murder, She Wrote||Terri Garman Holbert||Episode: "The Dark Side of the Door"|
|1996||The Rockford Files: Friends and Foul Play||Dr. Trish George||Television movie|
|1996||Highlander||Betsy Fields||Episode: "Glory Days"|
|1997||L.A. Heat||Martha||Episode: Rap Sheet"|
|1997||Tracey Takes On...||Mallory Blair||Episode: "Politics"|
|1997||Rugrats||Miss Appleby||Episode: "Dust Bunnies/Educating Angelica"|
|1997||Baywatch||Rena Jaffe, Jordan's Mother||Episode: "Out of the Blue"|
|1999||Odd Man Out||Wendy Flemming||Episode: "Batman Forever"|
|2000||Noah Knows Best||Martine Beznick||13 episodes|
|2003||Tremors||Nancy Sterngood||13 episodes|
|2004||Third Watch||Sergeant Laura Wynn||4 episodes|
|2006||Twenty Good Years||Mackenzie||Episode: "The Crying Game"|
|2014||Looking for Mr. Right||Opal||Television movie|
Jane Frances Kaczmarek is an American actress. She is best known for playing the character of Lois on the television series Malcolm in the Middle (2000–06). Kaczmarek is a three-time Golden Globe and seven-time Emmy Award nominee.
Honey, I Blew Up the Kid is a 1992 American comedy science fiction film and the sequel to the 1989 film Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. Directed by Randal Kleiser and released by Walt Disney Pictures, it stars Rick Moranis, Marcia Strassman, Amy O'Neill and Robert Oliveri, who reprise their roles as Wayne, Diane, Amy, and Nick Szalinski respectively, as well as newcomer Keri Russell in her film debut as Mandy Park, Nick's love interest and babysitter of Adam, the Szalinskis' new son, whose accidental exposure to Wayne's new industrial-sized growth machine causes him to gradually grow to enormous size. It is set three years after the events depicted in the first film. It was filmed in 1991.
Kristine Sutherland is an American actress best known for her starring role as Buffy Summers' mother Joyce Summers on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, where she appeared in every season, and her role as Mae Thompson in Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989).
"Yankee Doodle Doctor" is an episode of the television series M*A*S*H. It was the sixth episode broadcast and aired on October 22, 1972, and it was rerun April 8, 1973. It was written by Laurence Marks and directed by Lee Philips.
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show is an American syndicated comic science fiction sitcom based on the 1989 film, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. It expands upon the original film's concept of a shrinking experiment gone wrong to include a myriad of experiments gone awry. It debuted in syndication on September 1, 1997 and ran for three consecutive seasons, concluding with the 66th episode on May 20, 2000.
Barbara Alyn Woods is an American actress. She is best known for her roles in television series One Tree Hill and Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.
Kristin Elizabeth Cutler is an American television personality, fashion designer, and actress. Born in Denver, Colorado, she attended Laguna Beach High School as a teenager after spending junior high and freshman year living in Barrington, Illinois. In 2004, Cavallari came to prominence after being cast in the reality television series Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County, which documented the lives of her and her friends.
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"Edwina" was the 13th episode of the first season of the TV series M*A*S*H. It originally aired on December 24, 1972. It was written by Hal Dresner, directed by James Sheldon and guest starred Arlene Golonka in the title role.
Amy O'Neill is an American performer and former actress. After appearing in several sitcoms and starring as Molly Stark on The Young and the Restless in 1986, she was cast in her notable role as Amy Szalinski in the 1989 Disney film, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, for which she was nominated for a Young Artist Award. She reprised her role as Amy Szalinski in the 1992 sequel, Honey, I Blew Up the Kid and appeared as Lisa Barnes in Where's Rodney?.
Eve Gordon is an American actress. Her television roles include playing Marilyn Monroe in the Emmy Award-winning miniseries A Woman Named Jackie, Congressional aide Jordan Miller in the short-lived sitcom The Powers That Be, the mother of the title character in the drama series Felicity, and Monica Klain, the wife of Ron Klain in the 2008 Emmy Award-winning HBO film Recount. She also starred in the 1997 film Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves, starring opposite Rick Moranis.
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"Requiem for a Lightweight" is the third episode of the television series M*A*S*H. It was first aired on October 1, 1972 and was repeated on December 31, 1972, the first episode of M*A*S*H to do so. In Watching M*A*S*H, Watching America, a sociological examination of M*A*S*H as an illustration of shifting American values in the 1970s and early 1980s, James H. Wittebols cites this episode as an example of the sexual humor which was common in early M*A*S*H episodes, but downplayed later in the program's history.
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Honey, I Shrunk the Kids is a Disney comedy franchise that consisted of two theatrical films, one direct-to-video film, a television series, a 3D theme park attraction, and a playground. It focuses on Wayne Szalinski, an eccentric inventor who develops electronic machines that cause havoc.
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